Man set himself on fire in front of the U.S. Supreme Court

The Metropolitan Police Department identified the man as Wynn Bruce, of Boulder, Colorado.

Police said Wynn Bruce died from his injuries.

According to a court spokesman, the incident happened around 6:30 p.m.

The Supreme Court did not sit at the time, and Congress had a break

Bruce had been airlifted to a hospital in Washington, where he passed away

The incident occurred in the middle of a chaotic day in Washington D.C.

The area remains closed for further investigation